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Derek Fisher on Knicks: We Did More With Less Talent

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As he nears the one-year anniversary of his firing, Derek Fisher said the New York Knicks were doing a better job with less talent when he was head coach than they are now under Jeff Hornacek.

Team president Phil Jackson fired Fisher on Feb. 8, 2016, after the Knicks started the season 23-31. This season’s Knicks are 21-28 entering Tuesday’s game in Washington, with a roster assembled to win now. “We were able to take a team that wasn’t as talented as the team they have now, and we were much better and much further along than this group is that they have now,” Fisher told Bleacher Report. “Because the foundation was being laid.

Source: Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN

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Sources: CJ McCollum Out Four Weeks with Fractured Left Foot

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Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum has a fractured left foot and will miss an extended period of time, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

Portland Trail Blazers say CJ McCollum will be re-evaluated in four weeks with a small hairline fracture to the lateral cuneiform in his left foot and a mid-foot sprain.

Source: Shams Charania and Chris Haynes on Twitter

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Sources: Rockets Want Three Second-Round Picks for PJ Tucker in Trade

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And how about P.J. Tucker? Numerous teams have already inquired about the stout versatile defender, and league sources say Houston is currently demanding three second-round draft picks for the upcoming unrestricted free agent.

Source: Kevin O’Conner of The Ringer

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Sources: Cavaliers Expected to Trade or Release Kevin Porter Jr.

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Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. is expected to be traded or released following an outburst Friday in the Cavs locker room, The Athletic has learned from several sources with direct knowledge of the events.

Porter, 20, who has not played this season due to personal issues, grew angry when he entered the locker room and realized the team gave his old locker to Taurean Prince, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade Wednesday.

Sources said Porter, whose locker was moved to the wall where the younger, end-of-bench players reside, began yelling and at one point threw food.

Source: Jason Lloyd, Joe Vardon, Shams Charania and Kelsey Russo of The Athletic

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